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Sightseeing and landmarks in Maui

History museums

History Museum
“You learn the history of sugar plantations, how they worked and the role they played in Maui's history”
  • 7 locals recommend
History Museum
“ Originally built in 1859, the Lahaina Courthouse is a historic site once home to the customs office, the town jail, the post office and the courthouse. The building is made of materials that were rescued from King Kamehameha`s unfinished Lahaina palace, it having been destroyed by a storm a year earlier. Today, the courthouse is home for the Lahaina Arts Society and Lahaina Visitor Center. Tours are free, and are held daily from 9am to 5pm. While there, you will also find some wonderful maps and information on Lahaina Town.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Tourist Information Center
“ Sunrise from the top of Haleakalā is not to be missed. Be sure to bring warm clothes.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Iao Valley State Monument is a historical site for Hawaii. It was here that King Kamehameha defeated the Maui army, which eventually lead to his success in uniting the Hawaiian Islands. It is said the the stream running through this valley, Iao Stream, ran red with the blood of the fallen warriors. When visiting Iao Valley, you will immediately notice its focal point, Iao Needle. This tall piece of land stands high above the valley and is one of Maui`s most famous landmarks. Two trails are available for hiking. One trail will take you to Iao Needle lookout; the other trail is used to instruct visitors about the flora and fauna of the plants that were brought to Maui. Parking is $5 but free for those holding a Hawaii ID. Bathrooms are available.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“So worth the drive and short steep hike to view this very active blowhole by the sea. The views are spectacular and it's guaranteed to provide stellar pictures & video for your social media posts! A must see if you can handle a short steep, rocky hike in appropriate shoes/sandals. Many locations to view it from so you don't have to go all the way down the rocky slope. Hit the Gazebo for an early breakfast then head on to the Nakalele Blowhole.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“A must. Drive up to the needle and go on a short hike. Feels like Kauai, waterfalls!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“North shore surfing and kite boarding spot. Great views of amazing athletes. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Resort
“Restaurant and lounge is located on-premises. Convenient for getting yourself refreshed and energized after swimming on the ocean and after a nice nap on the beach.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Resort
“Not so much for the food, but come to the restaurant Fridays at 3 pm for the music. Excellent musicians! Happy hour and music goes until 6 pm. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
  • 1 local recommends

Libraries

Government Building
College Library
“Library park behind the park on Front St, is an amazing place from which to view Front Street as the lights in the shops and restaurants come on. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Bus stops here! Old school library but great books on the history of Maui and the local paniolo (cowboy) culture.”
  • 1 local recommends